As an illustrator, most of the work I make comes with a story. The illustrations fit in your hands and are experienced quietly, in a personal space. I rarely get a chance to make something decorative, enormous, temporary, and public.
The nine window paintings I made for the UICA Pantone Color of the Year Exhibition were inspired by native Michigan flowers, which have been on my mind while I try to transform my horrible, postage-stamp-sized lawn into a pollinator-attracting, climate-change-fighting, beautiful botanical fist raised to the sky. My goal was to immerse in nature, celebrate decoration, and to enjoy the freedom of creating something impermanent.
photo credit: Matt Gubancsik